Cars 3

(2017)

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Title:
Cars 3
Release Date:
15th June 2017
Runtime:
109 min
MPAA Rating:
G
Genres:
Directors:
Brian Fee
Writers:
Ben Queen, Brian Fee
Languages:
English
Stream Quality:
1080p / 720p / 480p

Storyline

Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician with her own plan to win, inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet, and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn't through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage!

Ratings

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 64%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience 0%
IMDb Rating 7.7

Casts

Chris Cooper as Smokey
Cristela Alonzo as Cruz Ramirez
Nathan Fillion as Sterling
Owen Wilson as Lightning McQueen

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by adonis98-743-186503 15th June, 2017

The Best of the Sequels so far but the first film is still the best!!

Lightning McQueen sets out to prove to a new generation of racers that he's still the best race car in the world. Cars 3 is the 2nd sequel to the Cars Franchise and this time it's more grounded than it's predecessor because Cars 2 is often described as one of Pixar's and Disney's Worst Films but in my opinion it wasn't that bad i enjoyed the fact that Mater was the main star of that film but the Spy stuff did get a bit out of hand sometimes. Now Cars 3 on the other hand it goes back to the roots of the original 2006 Cars film you have the gang back together Lightning, Mater, Luigi, Sally, Guido, Mack and pretty much everyone returns for the sequel and somehow they even brought back the legendary Doc Hudson who was voiced by the late Paul Newman and even after his death and mostly threw flashbacks Hudson provides some of the most touching moments of the film which is one of the best things about Cars 3, the animation is stunning and beautiful looking and the performances from both the old and new Cast are quite good especially the character of Cruz Ramirez was my favorite part of the film. Now where the movie kinda struggles is within it's Drama and as much as i might chuckle sometimes with the humor or even say 'hell yeah' when the action hits i wanted to feel something the same something that i felt when i watched Toy Story 3 and unfortunately that doesn't happen with Cars 3 and even tho i did shed a tear in 2 scenes it didn't affect me as much as i wanted to and that bothered me a lot to be honest because McQueen is now older and he is closer to retirement and that should be dramatic and i feel that the writers didn't try as much as they could and should, also even tho the movie is 1 hour and 49 minutes i feel that some stuff go by pretty quick like the feud with Jackson Storm and Lightning McQueen was pretty quick and Storm doesn't get enough screen time in order to become a complete villain, the drama as i said goes by pretty damn quick and the training that McQueen does at the end it all goes for nothing because of the plot twist that happens in the end. I might sound like i hated Cars 3 but i really did not because i did have fun with it and i did enjoyed the performances, the animation, the Rocky III- IV-V and Creed inspired storyline and even the soundtrack was pretty damn good and even tho it's a better sequel than Cars 2 it just doesn't reach the excitement, the fun and the drama of the first film but it's still a movie that i think that both Kids and their Parents will enjoy and do yourself a favor: DO NOT LISTEN TO THE CRITICS when it comes to this particular Franchise because if you enjoyed the first 2 films you're definitely going to enjoy this one too but if you hated both Cars and Cars 2 you're definitely going to hate Cars 3. (A-)

Reviewed by jdesando 15th June, 2017

Great summer fun and social issues, too.

"You'll never be the racer you once were. You can't turn back the clock, kid, but you can wind it up, again." Smokey (voice of Chris Cooper) If you think this is a kids' movie, think again. It is part philosophical treatise on the challenges of aging and the emergence of successful women. For the former, Cars 3 gently guides us through the aging pains of Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson); for the latter, his female crew member, Cruz Romero (Cristela Olonzo), emerges as a potent force to rejuvenate the aging speedster and, like Wonder Woman, usher in a new generation of female heroes. By no means is this a boring movie for youngsters, who will delight in the amusing little talking cars and some pretty fancy track work. The kids older than six will be edified by the joy with which aging can bring its challenges and rewards, as McQueen learns how to compete with his slower reflexes but accumulated wisdom to outfox the young upstart, Jackson Storm (Armie Hammer). Aging parents and grandparents will get the most pleasure out of this animation, nodding approval as it counsels smarts versus foolish talent, wit versus gender discrimination. Throughout, director Brian Fee and his gang of writers that includes original Kiel Murray keep focused, like the best car competitors, on the goal, in this case competing when everyone feels you don't have a chance. Both old timers and women are the winners in this race, regardless of who wins.

Reviewed by SmashandNasty 14th June, 2017

Everything you hoped for and didn't get in Cars 2

They realized that when they make a movie just so they can continue to merchandise the brand, people will probably be angry. Well, it took them a few movies to realize it (Cars 2, Planes, Planes 2), but that's right, folks, Cars 3 wasn't a horrible, plot-less, mess of an excuse for a toy commercial. Instead it was heartfelt, eclectic, smart, and finally delivered the sequel that Cars deserved, just a few years and a total flop later. What made the original Cars great was the fact that it managed to easily weave interesting and likable characters within a plot that was equal parts "hot-shot popular athlete learns a lesson" and "remembering Main Street U.S.A in its glory days." Cars 3 triumphed in similar regard. Lightning McQueen is back and knocked down again, there's same eclectic look back at the past (with great shots of US highways scenes that make you want to take a road trip), and all the old characters you love being utilized properly (yes, we are still salty that Mater got his own sequel because he cannot carry a movie on his own). Add that to the subtly feminist plot-line (be prepared for boycotts), intriguing and well- written new characters, a whole lot of heart-string tugging and you've got the movie we all wished we could've seen when Cars 2 came out. It's far from perfect. There are some issues with the story line and at sometimes it was so slow we were bored (and obviously so were some of the children in the audience based on the noise and commotion). The narrative starts at a very high point and then takes a few dips and dives as it rolls along, but thankfully makes it's way out of those potholes quickly and grabs your attention back just as quickly as it lost it. The soundtrack leaves a lot to be desired with no more road-tripping, car driving, top down tunes left after the first (though the score of this film is far superior and samples from not only the original, but also other Pixar outings, which is fabulous). It's predictable, but it's also a Disney movie so that's not completely off-the-wall. It was good for a sequel, especially knowing that it could've been another disaster, they've learned their lessons well.

Reviewed by Cars4 14th June, 2017

Cars 3, the legend still continues

It all started with the legendary movie called Cars. Cars was one of the best movies I had ever seen with a great plot about a successful racer trying to win the piston cup. Even though I was a grown man sitting with a group of children between the ages of 5-7, I laughed the most, falling out of my seat multiple times. I read the reviews, learning that Cars did not live up to the Pixar standards, but I believed it past it setting a new record for all other Pixar movies to compete for. The next movie up was Cars 2. I always wanted a movie about a competing race car to switch to an action packed adventure involving saving lives and trying to win the race. It was like they got the 427 e-mails I sent them. Sadly after this movie, the standard for Cars decreased even more, but for me, my standards increased even more than my blood sugar levels. Finally we arrive at one of the greatest of Pixars movies, Cars 3. Cars 3 was about Lightning McQueen realizing his generation is now old. I could really connect to Lightning McQueen and how he doesn't understand the new generations. Through the movie, there were multiple jokes and I was entertained for the entire movie. Cars will always be one of my favorite movies. I have collected many action figure cars (not toys) and have observed the detail of the cars while moving them in a back in fourth motion (I played with them). The brand this movie towards young children but I don't think they realize that their average audience is a 42 year old man. No matter what age you are, you should be able to enjoy Cars and if those mean 5 year old's tell you to get out of the movie theater, you say no. Now you may get a few hundred pacifiers thrown at you but it will be worth it for standing up for yourself. They say I'm to old to watch Cars movies but I decide when I'm done.

Reviewed by www.ramascreen.com 12th June, 2017

Speed with heart

#Cars3 is speed with heart. It's fun, exciting and emotionally endearing. The first film was about a lost small town USA and the humbling of a cocky racer. The second movie didn't quite know what it wanted to be, part espionage, part mistaken identity, part global tournament, all wrapped up in a poor attempt to address friendship. But this third installment is about the racer becoming the mentor while at the same time honoring the legacy of a very important person in McQueen's life, Hudson Hornet, who's voiced by the the late great actor whom we cinema deeply miss seeing on screen, Paul Newman. In "Cars 3," Lightning McQueen suddenly finds himself blindsided by a new generation of blazing fast racers. He's seeing himself and his fellow race mates forced to retirement. Refusing to be told when he should call it quit, McQueen is determined to get back in the game, acquiring the help of a new sponsor and a young trainer who's secretly wanting to be a racer. But all that only brings McQueen to the doorstep of his own inspiration, the late fabulous Hudson Hornet. This enlightenment will prove once again whether or not Lightning McQueen still has what it takes to be a champion. It's obvious from "Cars 3" that Pixar had learned the lessons of their mistake or blunder that was "Cars 2." The story in "Cars 3" is more coherent, clear and straightforward and it goes back to Pixar's strongest strategy which is to appeal to our deepest emotions. It doesn't necessarily rehash the first film, but more of presenting our hero deciding for himself to take on the next chapter of life that is just as fully rewarding as beating his opponents on the race track, which I think is a well put progression in McQueen's evolution as a character. I think you'll be wowed at the film's excellent effort in pulling parallels between Hudson Hornet's experience and what McQueen is going through. It's like every piece fits into its place naturally, like it's meant to be. The new rival, Jackson Storm makes the cocky McQueen in the first film look tame. You don't see much of Mater this time around, but that's actually not a bad thing. You'll love some of the new racing tricks that "Cars 3" has up its sleeves, I'm entertained by them and I'm not even a Nascar fan. And the rookie/trainer who secretly wants to race, Cruz Ramirez will surprise you at every corner, that one is like a an eager young prodigy whose skills are just waiting to be discovered given the right opportunity. The themes basically ask the inevitable questions of what we all should do when we get older and are no longer able to do some of the things we love, what would be the the options then. And so I think "Cars 3" does an excellent job of letting you know that if you've reached the point of success, we should then do our part to now guide, train, teach others to reach their point of success too. Don't burn the bridge behind you. -- Rama's Screen --